How to fix the Rainbow Six Extraction crash at launch issue on PC

Ali Hashmi
Ali Hashmi
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Rainbow Six Extraction

Rainbow Six Extraction is a first-person tactical survival title from Ubisoft. It is based in the Rainbow Six universe, and features characters from Rainbow Six Siege, as they take on an alien threat in PvE fashion. The title was initially called Quarantine, but given the state of the world, it didn’t exactly seem appropriate. The game itself is a continuation of a game mode that was teased in Siege itself. Extraction runs well for the most part, but there are a few technical issues here and there. If you are running into the Rainbow Six Extraction crash at launch issue, here are a few things you can try to fix it.

Currently, Extraction is available on PC through Epic Games Store, Ubisoft Launcher, and Xbox Game Pass. Yes, if you are subscribed to Game Pass for PC, you can now get not only Extraction but Rainbow Six Siege Deluxe Edition as well.

Fixing the Rainbow Six Extraction crash at launch issue

Some users have reported that they can’t seem to launch the game. This is mostly because of some missing prerequisite, or something with the game files. Issues like this are fairly common at launch, so here are a few things you can try to fix the problem.

Verify Game Files

The first thing you need to do is ensure that the files you have downloaded aren’t corrupted, and installed properly.

Verifying Game Files in Ubiscot Connect

If you bought the game through Ubisoft Connect, or are a Game Pass subscriber, here is how you can verify the game files.

  • Open Ubisoft Connect and select Games at the top left
Games library in Ubisoft Connect
Games library
  • Now, in your library, select Rainbow Six Extraction
Rainbow Six Extraction showing up in your Ubisoft Connect library
Rainbow Six Extraction in Ubisoft library
  • After this, select Properties in the left
You can adjust various external and internal settings for any game by clicking Properties
Properties of a game in Ubisoft Connect
  • Now, under Local files, click on Verify files
Clicking Verify files can potentially fix the Rainbow Six Extraction crash at launch issue on PC
Verify files under local files
  • If prompted, select Repair

This will download and install any broken files.

Verifying Game Files in Epic Games Launcher

If you bought the game through Epic Games Launcher, you might need to follow these steps.

  • Open your Library in the launcher
  • Now, click on the three dots next to Rainbow Six Extraction
  • Click on the Verify button
Epic Games has allows you to verify local files and download anything broken
Verify files in Epic Games Launcher

Update DirectX and Visual C++ Redistributables

Ensure that both DirectX and Visual C++ Redistributables are on the latest version.

Manually update your GPU Drivers

Make sure that you have the latest drivers for your GPU installed. You can get the latest ones from the links below.

Make sure you are using the dedicated GPU (Laptop Users)

At times, your integrated GPU might take over and run the game through that. Most integrated GPUs aren’t powerful enough to turn modern titles and result in crashes at launch.

Switching to the dedicated Nvidia GPU

  • First, open the Nvidia Control Panel
  • Then navigate to 3D Settings and then Manage 3D Settings
  • Open the tab Program Settings and choose Rainbow Six Extraction from the dropdown menu
  • Next, select the preferred graphics processor for this program from the second dropdown.
  • Your Nvidia GPU should show as High performance Nvidia processor
  • Save the changes

Switching to the dedicated AMD GPU

  • First, open Radeon Settings
  • Then navigate to Preferences followed by Additional Settings
  • Here, select Power and then Switchable Graphics Application Settings
  • Select Rainbow Six Extraction from the list of applications
  • If Rainbow Six Extraction isn’t in the list, click the Add Application button and select the executable from the installation directory. This adds the game to the list and you’ll be able to select it afterwards.
  • In the column Graphics Settings, assign the High Performance profile to the game.

Update your Windows

Make sure you are on the latest version of Windows to support newer titles.

  • In Windows Search type “Update”, and click on Check for Updates
  • This will take you to the Windows Update section, and you can make sure you are on the latest version
Updating Windows ensures that everything is in order
Update Windows

We hope this guide helped fix the Rainbow Six Extraction crash at launch issue. Let us know if you have any questions in the comments below.

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